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I am an energetic teacher that likes to incorporate pop culture into my history lessons. I believe that students learn best when they can connect what they are learning to what they know. And, this generation knows pop culture like none before it. So, that is my platform.

I am an energetic teacher that likes to incorporate pop culture into my history lessons. I believe that students learn best when they can connect what they are learning to what they know. And, this generation knows pop culture like none before it. So, that is my platform.
Ancient Egypt Timeline of Events
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Ancient Egypt Timeline of Events

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This is a creative timeline activity that focuses on teaching students chronological order and also allows them to showcase their creative ability. The theme of the timeline is events in ancient Egypt. It is a perfect resource for working on timeline skills and also understanding events. Students must place events in order and develop illustrations based on what the event entails. Included with the lesson are the assignment sheet that explains the assignment and also contains a list of events, an example of the finished assignment, and a lesson plan. This assignment is good for any age and can be used as a template for any social studies assignment dealing with timeline skills and chronological order!!
Ancient Egypt Unit Test
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Ancient Egypt Unit Test

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This is a 23 question assessment focusing on ancient Egypt. Questions 1-5 are matching and the rest are multiple choice. All of the test questions focus on vocabulary and reading comprehension. Several questions require students to use context clues to discover the meanings of unfamiliar words. Each question is labeled with the appropriate DOK level and the majority of the test consists of DOK level 2 and level 3 questions. There is a discussion question at the end that is optional. It is a document based question, however, the document is not included due to copyright. Feel free to find your own document or just skip the question! An answer key and a study guide are included with the test. The study guide provides a list of vocabulary words that are used on the test. This test is perfect as a pre-test or post-test and is a great assessment for a unit dealing with ancient Egypt. It can also be used as a reading test or quiz even if you are not teaching this unit. Enjoy!
The Fall of Rome Timeline Activity
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The Fall of Rome Timeline Activity

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This is a timeline activity that focuses on teaching students chronological order and also allows them to showcase their creative ability. The theme of the timeline is the fall of Rome. It focuses on both specific dates and long-term causes of the fall of Rome. It is a perfect resource for working on timeline skills and also understanding events. Students must place events in order and develop illustrations based on what the event entails. Included with the lesson are the assignment sheet that explains the assignment and also contains a list of events, an example of the finished assignment, and a lesson plan. This assignment is good for any age and can be used as a template for any social studies assignment dealing with timeline skills and chronological order!!
Ancient India and Hinduism Unit Test
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Ancient India and Hinduism Unit Test

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This is a 23 question assessment focusing on ancient India, the Caste System, and Hinduism. Questions 1-5 are matching and the rest are multiple choice. All of the test questions focus on vocabulary and reading comprehension. Several questions require students to use context clues to discover the meanings of unfamiliar words. Each question is labeled with the appropriate DOK level and the majority of the test consists of DOK level 2 and level 3 questions. There is a discussion question at the end that is optional. It is a document based question, however, the document is not included due to copyright. Feel free to find your own document or just skip the question! An answer key and a study guide are included with the test. The study guide provides a list of vocabulary words that are used on the test. This test is perfect as a pre-test or post-test and is a great assessment for a unit dealing with ancient India or Hinduism. It can also be used as a reading test or quiz even if you are not teaching this unit. Enjoy!
The Origins of Civilization: Farming to Cities Group Activity
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The Origins of Civilization: Farming to Cities Group Activity

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Once upon a time, man lived in nomadic bands. The next day, he woke up and built a city... Umm... negative! This seems to be the way that students view the development of civilizations: as an overnight process. This activity is geared toward expanding student understanding of how civilizations developed starting with the invention of farming. It focuses on a fourteen step process that takes students from Paleolithic hunter-gatherers to complex civilizations in the Neolithic period. Several vocabulary terms like irrigation, trade, and domestication are addressed as well. There are three different activities involved in this packet. All three work as standalone assignments or can be done in conjunction with one another to reinforce the process.
Beginnings of Civilization Unit Test
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Beginnings of Civilization Unit Test

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This is a 24 question assessment focusing on the Beginnings of Civilization and the Stone Ages. Questions 1-5 are matching and the rest are multiple choice. All of the test questions focus on vocabulary and reading comprehension. Several questions require students to use context clues to discover the meanings of unfamiliar words. Each question is labeled with the appropriate DOK level and the majority of the test consists of DOK level 2 and level 3 questions. There is a discussion question at the end that is optional. It is a document based question, however, the document is not included due to copyright. Feel free to find your own document or just skip the question! An answer key and a study guide are included with the test. The study guide provides a list of vocabulary words that are used on the test. This test is perfect as a pre-test or post-test and is a great assessment for a unit dealing with the Stone Age and early civilizations. It can also be used as a reading test or quiz even if you are not teaching this unit. Enjoy!